P&G Acquires Bodewell, A Personal Care Brand Incubated Through Its Partnership With M13

When venture capital firm M13 and Procter & Gamble’s venture arm P&G Ventures announced their partnership in 2019, the stated goal of it was to incubate businesses that could be folded into P&G. Now, that goal...

“Gen Z Is Going To Break A Lot Of Molds”: Great Bowery Investments’ Jorge Cosano On The Beauty Brands Of The Future

In 2019, investor and advisor Jorge Cosano finished a two-year stint at Nutrafol where he helped founder and friend Giorgos Tsetis raise awareness for the hair health supplement range, and raise a $35 million series...

True Beauty Ventures Raises $42 Million Debut Fund, Partners With Beauty Independent On Indie Beauty Mentorship Program

As independent beauty brands continue to steal market share from legacy players, those companies, and the entrepreneurs behind them need not only cash, but also deep expertise to grow efficiently in a crowded market. True...

As Mental Health Matters Grab The Spotlight, Selfmade Raises $1M To Ritualize Self-Exploration Practices

With mental health matters grabbing headlines, Selfmade, a startup supporting the mind with beauty merchandise and digital resources, could hardly be more relevant—and investors are taking notice. They’ve committed over $1 million to fuel the spread of...

“Up Against Prejudice”: Afrocenchix Raises $1.2M Seed Round With Involvement From Google

Afrocenchix, a British natural haircare brand directed at consumers with curly and coily hair, has closed a $1.2 million seed funding round. Google for Startups, a program geared toward Black-founded business in Europe, participated in the...

H Venture Partners’ Elizabeth Edwards Talks Biomimicry, Scaling Brands And Bringing More Than Money To The Cap Table

How do you scale innovative, clean and sustainable brands disrupting essential consumer goods categories like skincare, wellness, feminine care, and food and beverage? Seasoned venture investor Elizabeth Edwards believes she knows, and the...